Creighton‘s basketball season took a turn in the wrong direction two weeks ago when its most important player, point guard Maurice Watson Jr., went down with a knee injury. He suffered a torn ACL — an injury that not only ended his season, but also his college basketball career.
“I’m devastated in the fact that I cannot finish out the season with my boys and that my college career is cut short during the best basketball I’ve ever played in my life,” Watson said after discovering the extent of his injury. “I’ve gotten to experience a lot of things in these five years. This is a sad time now, but God has a plan for me.”
Since the injury, Watson has been sidelined for Creighton while the Bluejays have suffered two losses in his absence. It’s undoubtedly a tough experience. And one that Big East foe Butler can sympathize with. So Butler sent a letter to the injured point guard wishing him well in his recovery, which Watson posted to Twitter.
“We were all saddened to learn about your knee injury,” the letter said. “You were such a tough player to prepare for and one heck of a competitor. The league will miss having you in it. We wish you all the best on a speedy recovery.” It was signed “Butler basketball” and signed by every member of the team in a classy gesture by the Butler program.
Creighton, which is 20-3 on the season, handed Butler its fifth loss Tuesday. Creighton is 7-3 in Big East play and in second place of the league standings, just a half game up on the Bulldogs, who are 7-4.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / LOOK: Butler sends note wishing injured Creighton star a speedy recovery